Gardening 101 Classes

Upcoming Classes

Starting a Garden at Home


North Park in September

Three Saturdays

September 13, 20, 27 | 9am to 1pm
Cost: $75

Mira Mesa in October

Three Saturdays

October 4, 11, 18| 1pm to 5pm
Cost: $75

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Learn to Grow Food!

in VGSD's University of Gardening (U. Garden) Classes!

Want to learn how easy it is to grow fresh, tasty and healthy vegetables in your own yard?

VGSD's Vegetable Gardening 101 Classes are offered throughout the year as a series of three class sessions given at different locations throughout the San Diego Urban Region. All classes are hands on, meaning that you will be getting your hands in the dirt.

Class topics include:

Natural ways to eliminate your existing lawn
Soil Amendment
Bed Preparation and Soil Awareness
Plant Selection
Planting, Maintaining and Harvesting your Garden
Irrigation
Composting
How to Prepare and Eat your Harvest!

Class Information: Class is limited to 18 participants to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. These classes take place at private homes, schools, workplaces, and organization sites throughout the region.

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Host VGSD Gardening 101 Classes

If you'd like your home, church, business or organizational space to host a three-week VGSD Gardening 101 class series, please apply.

Here's what we need for your site to be considered:

If you wish to be considered, please fill out our application. You will be contacted and ask to send photos or supply further information.

Victory Gardens San Diego

Helping people start growing their own food through collaborative garden builds, hands-on garden education and community outreach.

VGSD is a program of San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project and works hand-in-hand with several San Diego food-movement groups to further our mission.

VGSD Values:

Since our inception in March of 2009, VGSD has helped many new gardeners develop almost 100 home, community, school and organizational gardens. These activities have involved hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer service hours to help San Diegans create a healthier, more local food system.

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